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Golden Circle Central
Whether you are in need of a solid base for exploring the south of Iceland or a place to rest and regroup before you head out further along the coast, Selfoss has everything you need. Supermarkets, restaurants, a geothermal swimming pool with slides for children, hot tubs and a sauna. For a day out, the main sights of the famous Golden Circle are only an hour away by car.
Good to know
Reception desk is open from 16:00 - 22:00 all year.
After opening hours staff can be reached through by ringing a door bell at the hostel or to call this number, +354 660 6999.
Hostel Facilities
• Free WiFi    • Common room(s)                  • Games room
• Family rooms available   • Laundry facilities   • Suitable for wheelchair users    
• Self-catering kitchen   • Meals available   • Luggage storage
• Lift   • BBQ    


GPS: 63.936971, -20.99386400000003

Selfoss Hostel is located in the city centre, on road no. 1.

Public transport: Daily buses from Reykjavík to Selfoss and further a few times a day.

Parking: We have plenty of free parking onsite.

In the area
  • Go on a hike in Reykjadalur valley and bathe in the hot springs.
  • Hiking opportunities in the area in addition to Reykjadalur include Mt. Ingólfsfjall, Hellisskógur woodland and the Ásavegur trail.
  • Visit the Flói bird reserve, where approx. 70 different bird species have been recorded since its founding in 1997.
  • You are spoilt for choice when it comes to horse riding tours in the area around Selfoss, with a number of horse farms offering a wide variety of tours.
  • Go river rafting in Hvítá.
  • Take a day or two to explore Þingvellir National Park, Geysir, Gullfoss and other attractions that make up the famous Golden Circle.
At Selfoss
  • Visit the local geothermal swimming pool, only 350 m from the hostel.
  • Visit the Bobby Fischer Center, chronicling the life of the eccentric chess player that famously beat reigning world champion Boris Spassky in 1972 in Reykjavík in a match generally referred to as the match of the century.
  • Shop for locally made handicrafts at Handverksskúrinn.
  • Go on an organised day tour with Iceland South Coast Travel or Iceland Activities, or any of the several tour companies operating in the area.
Selfoss Hostel is well suited to serve groups and provides quality, secure and affordable accommodation to all types of groups. 
The hostel welcomes group bookings of 30+ people all year round.

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Facilities and Services for Groups
Private & multi-shared rooms.
Free WiFi.
Dorm rooms and private rooms.
Bed linen & towels included.
Lounge area.
Self-catering facilities, kitchen and dining area.
Wheelchair access.
Breakfast and dinner can be arranged.
A packed breakfast is available for advance bookings.
You can book the hostel for your group. 
We will be happy to discuss the options available to you and your group.

Book your Daytour with us

  • Golden Circle & The Secret Lagoon

    Perfect combination of Golden Circle sightseeing and relaxation at the hot spring nature bath, called The Secret Lagoon.

  • Snorkeling Day Tour at Silfra

    Snorkelling Silfra is for everyone who feels comfortable in water and it is a fantastic adventure for the whole family.

  • Inside the Volcano

    The volcano Thrihnukagigur is dormant and a truly unique natural phenomenon. This tour opens the gates to an almost surreal volcanic realm.

  • South Shore Adventure

    This tour is ideal for nature lovers of all kinds. A day tour from Reykjavík.

  • Ice Cave Adventure

    Blue Ice Cave Adventure and Glacier Hike at Skaftafell. Experience the wonderland of glacial ice.

  • Golden Circle Direct Day tour

    Gullfoss and Geysir and Þingvellir - Day Tour. Experience the thrill of an erupting geyser, one of the country's most spectacular waterfalls and Iceland's best-loved national park, all within the spac..

  • Landmannalaugar by Bus

    Daily bus tours from Reykjavík to Landmannalaugar Iceland from the beginning of June to the end of August. Landmannalaugar is famous for its hiking trails.

  • South Coast & Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon

    This tour takes us along the beautiful south shore of Iceland to the extraordinary glacial lagoon, Jökulsárlón.

  • Viking Tour - Horse Riding

    Do you want to test the strength of the Icelandic horse? Are you an experienced rider? Then this tour is for you.

  • Golden Circle Day Tour

    The Golden Circle is the most popular destination for travellers in Iceland. The day tour includes Þingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area, Gullfoss waterfall and Friðheimar greenhouse.

  • The Golden Circle & Fontana Steam Bath

    An amazing day tour takes you around the Golden Circle to see three of Iceland's highlights Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir geothermal area and Þingvellir National Park, before heading to Fontana’s natural..

  • The Flying Buggy

    Iceland from above in a tiny aircraft, the flying buggy. Amazing sights above Icelandic nature.

  • Zip line ride

    Ever wished you could fly and take a ride on a zip line? Lots of zipping fun near Vík in South Iceland.

  • Paragliding in Vik

    Tandem Paragliding Flight is an awesome day-tour. Enjoy stunning views and have a lot of fun up in the sky above South Iceland.

  • Glacier Walk on Vatnajökull

    An easy Glacier hike on Europe´s largest glacier Vatnajökull in the National Park.

  • Laugavegur 4 day hiking

    Iceland's most famous hiking trail Laugavegur in 4 days. Glaciers, bubbling hot springs, fields of lava, multi colored mountains and much much more!

  • Glacier Hiking One Hour

    Glacier hikes from Reykjavik. Only one hour hiking tour on Sólheimajökull glacier.

  • Golden Circle and Magical Nights

    Carbon Neutral Day tour from Reykjavik. The famous Golden Circle with stops at local farms, visit a local spa and a chance to see the alluring Northern Lights.

  • Horse riding tours

    Horseback riding tours just outside Reykjavik on friendly horses on excellent riding paths

  • 3 day trekking tour in Landmannalaugar

    Hike for 3 days and discover the incredible highlands, Fjallabak Nature Reserve in Iceland.

  • Hikers Bus Pass Landmannalaugar

    Landmannalaugar is one of the most popular hiking destinations in Iceland because of its unique and magnificent landscapes and a natural geothermal pool.

  • Thorsmork – The hikers paradise

    Hop on our mountain bus to Þórsmörk the valley that is hidden between glaciers in Iceland´s highland.

  • 2 days trek - Skogar to Thorsmork

    Hiking between two glaciers and a volcano, the most beautiful hiking route in the highland called "Fimmvörðuháls".

  • 7-Day Laugavegur and Fimmvörðuháls Trek in Huts

    The Laugavegur trail and Fimmvörðuháls hiking pass are each recognized as amazing hikes by adventurers from around the world.

  • Núpsstaðarskógar - Skaftafell Hiking Tour

    A true backpacking adventure in Iceland for 5 days over rivers and glaciers and lava fields.

  • Highland Hikers Passport

    Want to hike trail of two of Iceland's most popular highland hiking routes, the Laugavegur hiking trail and the Fimmvörðuháls hiking trail.

  • Glacier lagoon kayaking - Sólheimajökull

    Glide along the smooth surface of Sólheimajökull’s Glacier Lagoon during this easy kayaking tour.

  • Secret Lagoon Transfer

    Enjoy a relaxing day in the hot spring nature bath at the Secret Lagoon close to Flúðir

  • Game of Thrones tour

    Visit the filming locations of the Game of Thrones and walk in the footsteps of your favorite characters in Iceland.

  • Sólheimajökull glacier day tour from Reykjavik

    Visit Skógafoss waterfall, Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Sólheimajökull glacier, Reynisfjara black sand beach and more.

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